Thursday, February 24, 2011

HERE COMES TROUBLE - WIP

HERE COMES TROUBLE - 9 X 13 inches
You have to love goats. They are kind of cute, very mischievous and inquisitive and lots of fun to watch. They have their down side of course but not being a farmer or owner I am able to ignore that. I met this little guy out at Kilby Historical Site in Harrison Mills. She just seemed to be looking for trouble and I thought she would look great in one of my pictures. I also took some great shots of the old machinery there. This old hayrack has lots of interesting parts and shapes and the two just seemed to be a perfect fit.
I have finished laying out the machinery and the goat and now I am trying to decide how much of the foreground to develop. This is where I can get too carried away so I am trying a more cautious approach as I begin to fill it in.
On the side, this weekend my marketing workshop for artists is on the go. We have a full house so there will be lots of interesting marketing plans emerging from the group. We are all going in the same direction and yet there are so many routes to take. Registration is also going well for my last workshop this winter on Sunday, March 6.

9 comments:

Donna MacDonald said...

He really does look like he's up to no good!! Very cute! Great job on the machinery too - wonderful perspective.

Brenda Hill said...

Nice to see a new graphite,I think this will be a winner!

Florence's Art said...

I really like the composition of this piece, with the old farm implement to the side. Definitely looks like he's plotting something.

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Donna, Brenda and Florence. From your comments I gather I was able to capture the mischievious look in my goat.
Yes Brenda I hope he is a winner, I am going to enter him in the artSpacific contest next week. I just have to get him done!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Great graphite and such a cute goat. You definitely captured a personality! Good luck with the show and workshop.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Oh - I do love this one Wendy - it has so much character and light!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks you Barbara and Karen. I am glad you liked my little guy. The snow came on workshop day so we started later in the day when the roads were cleared and had a really great workshop. It was a really neat group of people.

Moira Klassen said...

He is cute! Reminds me of when I was 9 my parents gave my brother and I a goat. We only had him a week - what a naughty boy he was!

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Moira, having a naughty goat can be a lot of work, that is probably why you only had him for a week!!